Sunflower Velvet Queen

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Velvet Queen produces a striking display of dark mahogany-claret red flowers with an almost black centre on 5-7′ sturdy branching plants.

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Sunflower Velvet Queen

Sunflower Velvet Queen. Velvet Queen produces a striking display of dark mahogany-claret red flowers with an almost black centre on 5-7′ sturdy branching plants. Free flowering an ideal addition to borders and perfect as a cut flower. A popular Heirloom variety.

Cultivation Advice Sunflower Velvet Queen

Days To Germination: 14-21.

Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 68F-86F.

Planting Depth: 1/4 inch,

Spacing, Seed: 4-6 inch.

Spacing, Plant: 24-36 inches.

Plant Height: 5-7 ft.

Light: Full Sun.

  • Seeds can be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last spring frost.
  • Or direct-sow seeds outside after all danger of frost has passed to a depth of 1/4 inch.
  • Can be sown as late as 100 days before last frost.
  • When seedlings are 2 to 3 inches high, thin to individual pots.
  • Replant thinned plants.
  • Protect from Snails / Slugs whilst young.
  • Steadily harden off before planting out after all danger of frost has passed.
  • May require staking / support in exposed positions.